How to Upgrade to Lightroom Classic CC

I get many questions from students regarding the process of upgrading versions of Lightroom. While initially daunting, the process is super simple.

Before we start, it should be said that this video particularly relates to the process of upgrading to Lightroom Classic CC. However, all other version updates should be similar.

You want to start (as with all things) by backing up both your images and your catalog. If something bad happens along the way, you want to be sure you are protected. From there, the process consists of upgrading your application via the Adobe Creative Cloud application, upgrading your catalog, and finally, deleting the old version of your catalog.

For all of the details, check out the video below!


  • Forest Chaput de Saintonge

    Forest Chaput de Saintonge directs Rocky Mountain School of Photography with his wife, Sarah. He has been immersed in photography since he was born. He grew up in Missoula and began taking photos with an SLR when he was seven years old. He started working for Rocky Mountain School of Photography at age 13. During his free time, he likes to become a master at new things, build stuff, run, hike, bike, photograph, and be an amateur astronomer. Forest has a BA in Astrophysics, just because. He really enjoys teaching and loves to help students understand concepts thoroughly. Forest has vast experience working with and teaching Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, and has worked many hours in the black and white darkroom.